[ilds] RG Justine 3.1 Pursewarden and King Lear

Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Thu May 31 06:24:29 PDT 2007


Yes I guess it was a "joke" when you said LD stole 
considerably (a lot) but refused to quantify your 
accusation!?
Marc Piel

Durrell School of Corfu wrote:

> Jokes obviously miss fire on this group.RP
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Marc Piel" <marcpiel at interdesign.fr>
> To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 12:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [ilds] RG Justine 3.1 Pursewarden and King Lear
> 
> 
> 
>>His name was never "johnny" but "Jules". This
>>should be particularly important for the americans
>>amongst you because one of his achievements was
>>translating Walt Whitman. Great Poet and important
>>figure of american literature. (Which cannot be
>>said of some of these posts).
>>Marc Piel
>>
>>Durrell School of Corfu wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Does this mean that in some editions of the Quartet there's a
>>>poet-soldier called Johnny Laforgue?
>>>RP
>>>
>>>    ----- Original Message -----
>>>    From: Michael Haag <mailto:michaelhaag at btinternet.com>
>>>    To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca <mailto:ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
>>>    Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:00 PM
>>>    Subject: Re: [ilds] RG Justine 3.1 Pursewarden and King Lear
>>>
>>>    I forget in which volume or when, but at one point Durrell gave an
>>>    instruction to Faber that all references to Keats should be altered
>>>    to Laforgue. So much for French symbolism.
>>>
>>>    :Michael
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>    On Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at 04:48 pm, slighcl wrote:
>>>
>>>        On 5/30/2007 11:29 AM, James Gifford wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>        I think this may be justifiably called a trend. The references
>>>        to Blake in
>>>        _Balthazar_ were initially to Keats, yet having a character by
>>>        the same name
>>>        was apparently too confusing to manage. My hunch, given Durrell's
>>>        frequently plays on Shax (ahem...), is that the MacBeth
>>>        reference was just
>>>        too obvious, so some fiddling was necessary. I'd argue that any
>>>        reference
>>>        to Shakespeare (in particular) is a reference to the oeuvre in
>>>        general,
>>>        which may or may not specifically align with the play mentioned
>>>        or alluded
>>>        to. Of course, just what Shax meant for Durrell I can't say, but
>>>        I can
>>>        imagine far more than one erudite article on the topic... I'm
>>>        dabbling on
>>>        some things for _Prospero's Cell_, but nothing I plan to really
>>>        get into any
>>>        time soon.
>>>
>>>        Thanks, Jamie, and good to hear from you in your travels.
>>>        Bill--Darley tells us that "a brilliant yellow patch on the dune
>>>        showed up the cover of a pocket King Lear" (3.1).  You are a
>>>        bibliographer and a collector.  Does that "yellow patch" spring
>>>        from anything other than Durrell's imagination?  What pocket
>>>        edition in yellow boards or covers could Darley/Durrell be
>>>        recalling?
>>>
>>>        "Beloved Elizas"!  Alan G. Thomas would tell us how much it cost
>>>        to post this to LD if we could still catch him.
>>>
>>>        I have just been listening to a wonderful interview that Durrell
>>>        did with the CBC (1968) in which he declares that he is "a spare
>>>        parts man"--taking bits and pieces from reality and remaking
>>>        them as his own.  (For a transcript, see Ingersoll 100.)
>>>
>>>        Charles
>>>
>>>        -- 
>>>        **********************
>>>        Charles L. Sligh
>>>        Department of English
>>>        Wake Forest University
>>>        slighcl at wfu.edu
>>>        **********************
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